Behind the Lines: Wwi's Little-Known Story of German Occupation, Belgian Resistance, and the Band of Yanks Who Saved by Jeffrey B. MillerBehind the Lines: Wwi's Little-Known Story of German Occupation, Belgian Resistance, and the Band of Yanks Who Saved by Jeffrey B. Miller

Behind the Lines: Wwi's Little-Known Story of German Occupation, Belgian Resistance, and the Band of Yanks Who Saved

byJeffrey B. Miller

Paperback | September 16, 2014

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This book has earned a coveted Kirkus Star Review (www.kirkusreviews.com). The last sentence of the review states: "An excellent history that should catapult Miller to the top tier of popular historians." During World War I, the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) initiated, organized, and supervised the largest food and relief drive the world had ever seen. Working in concert with its counterpart in Belgium, the Comité National, the CRB fed and clothed for four years more than 9 million Belgians and northern French trapped behind German lines. Young, idealistic Americans volunteered to be CRB delegates and go into German-occupied Belgium to guarantee the food would not be taken by the Germans. They had to maintain strict neutrality in what they said and did as they watched the Belgians suffer under the harsh German regime. Covering August 1914 through December 1914, this nonfiction book, Behind the Lines, follows a handful of CRB delegates, a twenty-two-year-old Belgian woman, two U.S. diplomats, the head of the CRB, and two Belgians-a businessman and a priest-who team up to fight the German occupation. It is a story that few have heard.
Jeffrey B. Miller is a Denver writer, magazine editor and book author. He''s started six magazines, was editor-in-chief of five inflight magazines, and was director of communications for AAA Colorado, where he supervised the company''s website, magazine, public relations, public affairs and traffic safety.
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Title:Behind the Lines: Wwi's Little-Known Story of German Occupation, Belgian Resistance, and the Band o...Format:PaperbackDimensions:482 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.97 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:JBM Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0990689301

ISBN - 13:9780990689300

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KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW, Sept. 7, 2014 "Just in time for the Great War''s centennial, this valuable narrative reprises a dramatic chapter of world history that rarely takes center stage in history books...the pages fly by, thanks to Miller''s consistently smooth prose and careful scene-setting. He effectively captures the human drama, with exquisite descriptions of how characters looked... and why they behaved as they did... Miller writes that his goal was to write for people ''who never read history books''; he accomplishes that splendidly, while also creating a work that scholars will admire. An excellent history that should catapult Miller to the top tier of popular historians." SUNDAY DENVER POST, William Porter, Oct. 12, 2014 "...Miller, fascinated with this largely forgotten slice of history, has published "Behind the Lines" (Millbrown Press), a fascinating look at the first five months of the relief campaign." DENVER''S WESTWORD NEWSPAPER, Alan Prendergast, Oct. 22, 2014 "...The impressive research and generally crisp writing transforms what could have been an arid study into a dramatic and at times inspiring narrative. Miller weaves back and forth between the grand sweep of the invasion of Belgium and up-close, anecdotal material and observations concerning his grandmother''s family and others in the path of the Kaiser''s troops. Reports of atrocities helped to spur international relief efforts, particularly after it became apparent that the occupying, pillaging army was making no provisions to feed the civilian population..."